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#14: Barry Duplantis and Non-Traditional Post-Military Volunteer Activities

Barry Duplantis is a former Major of the U.S. Army, Special Operations Forces, and now gives back to the veterans’ community through the Special Forces Charitable Trust and an organization called Yazda.org.

Summary

Barry Duplantis is a former Major of the U.S. Army, Special Operations Forces. He served for a number of years before transitioning out of a military career and pursued more traditional business efforts. He was part of the hyper growth at Red Hat, a software company. Today, he’s the head of North American sales for another software company called MatterMost. He also gives back to the veterans’ community through the Special Forces Charitable Trust and an organization called Yazda.org.

Episode Highlights

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02:30: Barry Duplantis shares his career spanning over 1980s to 2000s

03:30: Barry left the military life due to an injury and got into the high-tech industry

04:50: The reality of having to start at the bottom when embarking on a new career

05:30: How Barry started working for Red Hat and the importance of translating military skills into a post-military career

13:00: How Barry’s career led to MatterMost and how there are often changes in your career post-active duty

16:30: Non-standard volunteer activities that Barry is involved in, including Yazda.org which is repatriation of Yazidi women who were kidnapped by ISIS

20:38: Gene’s business tip: Don’t be afraid to tell your story about military service

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